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Ready to Rumble (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 7 April 2000 (USA)
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Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character by an unscrupulous promoter.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gordie Boggs
... Jimmy King
... Sean Dawkins
... Goldberg
... Sasha
... DDP
... Mr. Boggs
... Isaac
... Sting
... Titus Sinclair
... Sal Bandini
... Eugenia King
Tait Smith ... Buddy King
... Mrs. MacKenzie
... Jane King
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Storyline

Two dimwit sewage workers watch their hero, WCW wrestler Jimmy King, get screwed out of the World title by wrestler Diamond Dallas Page and evil WCW owner Titus Sinclair. They embark on a quest to help their hero win his title - and honor - back. Features cameos by lots of WCW wrestlers. Written by Greg Popil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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They're headed for the big time... face first. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, crude humor, sexual content including brief nudity, and wrestling violence | See all certifications »

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Warner Bros.

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7 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Wrestling Movie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,257,778, 9 April 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$12,372,410, 21 May 2000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The way Jimmy King lost the title, when he was supposed to have won, is a spoof of the infamous Montreal Screw Job back at the WWF Survivor Series (1997), in which Bret Hart was supposed to have retained the title from Shawn Michaels, but was heavily conspired against and lost in an unscripted manner. See more »

Goofs

The fight in the convenience store you can see the difference in shades of coloring between the ring mat built into the ground and the real flooring. See more »

Quotes

[both guys crying]
Sean Dawkins: Damn allergies.
Gordie Boggs: Yeah, me too. Damn stupid allergies.
Sean Dawkins: Unfair, bogus allergies!
Gordie Boggs: Unfair, cheating, blind ref, bogus Sinclair allergies!
Sean Dawkins: Damn Dallas Page!
Gordie Boggs: That's right, Sean! Let it out man!
Sean Dawkins: Damn it! Damn it! Damn it!
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Crazy Credits

No wrestlers were harmed during the making of this motion picture. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Rocky III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Brasilia
Written by Julius Wechter
Performed by The Baja Marimba Band (as Baja Marimba Band)
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Just plain fun
28 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

I think the people who criticized this movie missed the entire point of it. Ready To Rumble isn't supposed to be a "good" movie; it is just supposed to be a "fun" one. I don't think the folks who put this film together had any illusions about it winning any Oscars but I think they made a very good "dumb" movie. I am NOT a wrestling fan and I still enjoy watching it because I can enjoy it for what it is without expecting more out of it. I watched it last night with my 10 yo son and he thought it was great. Those who found fault with the movie need to take themselves and their entertainment less seriously.


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